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Unread postby icycalm » 21 Jan 2015 21:07

Finally managed to get banned.

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Only for two weeks unfortunately. So they'll have this thread popping up every two weeks until they learn their lesson. Might throw in some child porn next time to seal the deal.
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Unread postby Agentx » 21 Jan 2015 22:03

If you do that though, it's possible that your account could be restricted from parts of the game itself. Maybe that's a stretch, but the two accounts are the same after all. It's not worth that because of forum trolls and the moderators.

I'm with you on staying off the forums though. I saw that thread briefly before it was cleaned up only for it to get locked anyway. It's just a shame because there's plenty of people on there that like talking about the game over shitting on threads they don't like.

Rather than trying to get banned, maybe just block the forum URL with the Hosts file or a browser plugin.
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Unread postby icycalm » 21 Jan 2015 22:54

That's good advice Robby. I hadn't thought of that lol. Definitely not doing the child porn now. But I don't think that restarting the same thread will get my game account banned. I didn't do anything bad in the game anyway. It's all in the forum.

I don't really have much choice because I have so many ideas about PA that it's impossible for me to stop myself from posting there. I stopped posting for 2 months, and then I regressed again. It's impossible. If it were any other game I would, but I can't do it with this one.
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Unread postby icycalm » 08 Mar 2015 20:39

If you need to get a new person on Mumble, email me for the generic password (don't give them your own: I don't think it will work), or if you are having any problems with Mumble whatsoever. I am not playing games at the moment, but I am available to help with whatever needs to be done to get the clan functioning properly.
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Unread postby icycalm » 23 Dec 2016 03:16

I was going to say some things about my current plans for the clan, but I just talked about it with THM on Steam for a bit, so I am just going to post that chatlog. I have a lot more things to say, but for the time being the following chat should give you a small idea.


icycalm: i am trying to clean up my friend list and the steam group
icycalm: but it's been so long that I don't recognize half the names
icycalm: and to make things worse some people change their handles
The Hanged Man: you should def add Robomoom if you haven't already. we've been playing with him alot - great dude
The Hanged Man: Robomoo*
icycalm: I think I added him last year just before going awol
icycalm: I am going to kick out all the random PA people I added
icycalm: So we'll be down to a couple dozen people again, and it won't be confusing
icycalm: and then I'll slowly build it up from there exclusively with subscribers
icycalm: have you seen DOS2?
icycalm: I just found out
The Hanged Man: about active players - I've been mostly playing with Robo, Recoil, Infern, Rory and Jeff, although the last two haven't been playing due to various reasons
The Hanged Man: yeah, it's even playable, too! too bad we haven't finished DOS1 yet
icycalm: we'll get to it dude
icycalm: the fun isn't going anywhere
The Hanged Man: sure
icycalm: i reckon we have 10 reliable players or so
icycalm: which, if you consider that when I started the clan me and recoil had to spend weeks begging people to play 4-player lost planet 2 with us, is great
icycalm: with 10 people you can play almost anything with full numbers
icycalm: only a few games like PA and PS2 can benefit from greater numbers
The Hanged Man: maybe we'll have 10 once everybody finds out that you're back. definitely not right now, sorry
icycalm: when I say 10, I don't mean simultaneously
icycalm: to have 10 simultaneously you need at least 30 overall
icycalm: the maximum you could use simultaneously anyway is 6 for the one or two diablolikes that support it, and we do have 6 right now: you just listed them. if you add me and you to that list, you get 7
The Hanged Man: so you, me, Recoil, Some Guy, Robomoo, Infern, mothmanspirit, Jeffrobothave you heard from Qpo? you two have been communicating, right?
The Hanged Man: whoops, chat fucked my formatting
icycalm: sorry, i was on the phone
icycalm: qpo is out for good i think
icycalm: he would come if i asked him
icycalm: but he is addicted to games and the rest of his life collapses when he is playing with us
icycalm: so if i want to be a good friend, i would be kicking him out of the clan even if he wanted to play with us
The Hanged Man: alright, I get it
The Hanged Man: too bad
icycalm: yeah, because he is a very good person to play with
icycalm: but i am sure he will sort out his stuff and come back eventually, perhaps in 2 or 3 years, once he has graduated and has a good job
icycalm: but yeah, it's the names you listed plus ctf, maybe dinopoke, Robby and a couple others
icycalm: chevvy too
icycalm: and of course these guys will come back only for the 2 or 3 genres that interest them
icycalm: they are not like recoil and rory for example, who will play pretty much everything, and that's why you don't see them around much
icycalm: oh stevenberg too and danjiro
icycalm: with these guys you just have to reach out and invite them
The Hanged Man: sadly I almost never see them play anything, except for CTF
icycalm: http://steamcommunity.com/id/stevenberg
icycalm: he just played 86 hours of civ6
icycalm: they are not online all day, but they put in the hours for the genres that interest them
icycalm: and for those genres, we can get them to play with us most of the time
The Hanged Man: that's fine then
icycalm: yeah, i am not worried
The Hanged Man: there's ingolfr also
icycalm: lol
icycalm: i kicked him out a long time ago
The Hanged Man: oh! i don't remember that lol
icycalm: and i even stopped responding to him by email, because he's been spamming my inbox for years
icycalm: listen to what he did
icycalm: after months and months of saying he wants to play PA, he finally says he will play one day
icycalm: so i say great
icycalm: but he says he is playing another game (can't remember which) and would i wait for him to finish
icycalm: so i say yes and I wait
icycalm: and i make 3 other people wait too, since we are planning to play 5v5
icycalm: we are all in mumble waiting for him, and when he finishes his game he tells me to also wait for him to go shop for groceries lol
icycalm: if he was in front of me I would have sent him to the hospital
icycalm: but since he wasn't I said lol and kicked him out of everything
The Hanged Man: lol. I assumed he was good with you since he has posted this on our discord: "ingolfr - Yesterday11:07 if for some reason you are reading this chat room and haven't checked insomnia today, it looks like icycalm is back"
icycalm: he is just obsessively following me around
icycalm: he even spammed qpo, and qpo unfriended him
The Hanged Man: you just have this effect on people, nothing surprising here.
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Unread postby icycalm » 14 Jan 2017 10:45

Quick way to filter out lots of bad players on Steam: Everyone who has had many aliases and belongs to many groups, indicative of airheads who can't focus. A player who belongs to 20 groups doesn't belong in any group, and you shouldn't be playing with him because he's not a team player and he's not reliable. A player who's had 20 aliases probably has the attention span of a fly.
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Unread postby icycalm » 14 Jun 2017 12:35

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Wanted to share with everyone how cool the Twitch mini profile looks now that I've added the new clan emblem and Robo helped adjust the background.
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Unread postby icycalm » 08 Jul 2017 17:56

A quick note on all the new guys on Discord. They are there specifically to play Rust with us, and are not members of the clan, even though I ask them to add the clan tag on Steam for the purposes of streaming. But they won't be added to the Steam group, and their names on Discord will be white, to signify that they are guests. If some of them end up playing more games with us and stick around for months, etc. they will be asked to subscribe, just like anyone else. Please treat them well and help them have fun with us.
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Unread postby icycalm » 10 Mar 2018 19:17

From Discord:

CULT|icycalm
I have reworked the Patreon rewards so that clan membership is given to anyone who pledges $1 or more per month. So in order to get the "The Cult" Discord role you have to go to Patreon and click on something in the settings (I am not sure what because I can't pledge to myself to check it out). So please, whoever is on Patreon, do that at some point, and let me know if you encounter issues. (edited)
Robo did it, so tell everyone else what they need to do please

CULT|Robomoo
Yeah

CULT|icycalm
Post it in the chat

CULT|Robomoo
Log into Discord in your browser, then click on where it says 'get reward' on the right side of the icycalm Patreon page
If you are already pledged, you will have to re-do the pledge
After you do this there's a screen where you can click on 'activate discord reward' or something, and it links it to the account you have logged into your browser.
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Unread postby icycalm » 10 Apr 2018 15:01

CULT|icycalm: Hey man
CULT|icycalm: So I unbanned everyone
infernovia: yeah, I see that. What's going on?
CULT|icycalm: I am doing a major push to dramatically increase the size of the site in all respects: readership, clan, Discord, etc.
CULT|icycalm: And I thought long and hard about how I treat people
CULT|icycalm: I decided my expectations were too high
CULT|icycalm: I was trying to get everyone to conform to my standards at ALL levels
CULT|icycalm: And basically that way pushed away 90% of people who liked what I do and wanted to help in some way
CULT|icycalm: The truth is, everyone who wants to contribute, HAS something to contribute, even if that thing is small
CULT|icycalm: But when 100s of people are doing this, it adds up
CULT|icycalm: For example, there are people who sit in the Discord and do nothing
CULT|icycalm: They don't talk to us, nor play with us
CULT|icycalm: Yet they are still contributing, because they make the place seem popular, and people are attracted to popular things
infernovia: Sounds fair.
CULT|icycalm: The Discord has 250+ people right now, and the way I am building it up it will have thousands soon
CULT|icycalm: The trick is for me to get the things each person can contribute without blowing a gasket when they don't conform in other areas
CULT|icycalm: In your case, I hate playing PA with you
CULT|icycalm: But there are other games I like playing with you
CULT|icycalm: So we just don't play PA
CULT|icycalm: And you can still play PA with others
infernovia: That works for me.
CULT|icycalm: btw I see you are playing TAB
CULT|icycalm: Me, chevvy and DJ started a score competition at 320% difficulty
CULT|icycalm: I made a high score channel in the Discord now
CULT|icycalm: So drop by and play if you want
infernovia: Alright, I am back on the channel.
CULT|icycalm: Cool
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